Wednesday 29 December 2010

My Top Ten Of 2010.......

Good morning folks..... I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and are looking forward to a fun New Year too! I'm really sorry I didn't get chance to pass on my festive wishes earlier but I've been really poorly since the weekend before Christmas..... it's possible that I caught swine flu and then I developed a nasty chest infection and I'm still taking the antibiotics for that now!

Anyway, enough doom and gloom from me..... I'm on the mend now and I'm looking forward to my house move next week....... EEEEEK!!! I will have to pack away my craft stuff very soon so I may be missing from my blog for a wee while, but I'm looking forward to setting up my very own craft room and then I shall be raring to go once more, YAY!

So I thought I'd join in with the fun and show you my fave 10 cards from 2010.....

This is my favourite Penny Black image, so sweet and vintage.....

The gorgeous Motivet Garden Fairy and I think this is my fave card of them all....

Gorgeous LadyBug Tilda stamped onto the card behind the apeture.....

Beutiful Tilda blowing bubbles, made into a sweet baby card.....

Paper pieced hat and scarf for this sassy TGF image....

Edwin and Tilda become Robin Hood and Tinkerbell.....

Sugar Nellie Daisy makes a wish......

I've even thrown in a male card for good measure.....

A tropical Magnolia wedding card......

And finally, a card to celebrate my fave season....

Thank you so much for looking at my top ten and also for sharing your delightful creations too..... I've really enjoyed the trip down memory lane and seeing what everyone has been up to in 2010..... and may 2011 be just as much fun!!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Saturday 18 December 2010

Merry Christmas.........

Good morning everyone!

Thought I'd nip on to show you a quick Christmas card I came up with this week using a pre-coloured LOTV die cut image..... these are fab when you need something instant but I did add my own touch by inking and stitching the edges, plus I glittered the sweet little bunny within an inch of her life, lol!

I found inspiration for the layout from some fabulous cards made by the uber talented Kath.... which you can see here. I just loved the colour palette and country feel!

I'm entering the following challenges:

CES - Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin' - Celebrate

Allsorts - Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy Friday - Show Us Some Snow

ASFOS - Christmas Card

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Warm Winter Wishes.......

Good afternoon folks!

A speedy post to show you this card I made to send with my recent candy giveaway..... I used one of the latest Tilda stamps and my papers are Memory Box Mistletoe. The die cuts are Sizzix Mistletoe and Quicutz Holly. I stamped around the outer edges of my paper with a Winter Tapestry Peg Kit so you might just be able to see the little pine cones and twigs.

Enjoy the rest of your day and sorry that I have to dash away......

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Sunday 12 December 2010

'Heads Up' For Tim Holtz' Tattered Florals Die!!!

Hi there!

Just a quick 'heads up' to anyone who hasn't managed to get hold of a Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix Bigz die yet...... I know they've been like gold dust ever since they were released...... well I've just spotted them in stock over at Cutting Edge Crafts, which is a fantastic online shop offering free delivery!!! I have always had top service from them and they carry a great range!

Anyway, they appear to have some in stock just now so BE QUICK!!!!!

Hugs Tara xxx

Friday 10 December 2010

Season's Greetings......

Good evening folks...... hope you've had a nice week!

Thought I'd best show up with a card as my poor blog is looking a little neglected! I was supposed to be moving today but we've been put back now until just after the New Year..... I'm quite pleased really because the decos have now gone up and I've finished the Christmas shopping...... so it won't be quite as chaotic as I imagined this festive season, lol!

The card I'm showing today is BIG..... 8x8 size in fact...... and I've made it for my parents. I think sometimes the standard 6x6 card is a little small for close family, do you know what I mean?

I was inspired to make my card when I saw this stunning creation on Julie's blog, WOW! Isn't it gorgeous? And I thought it would be perfect as its so elegant. There's not a hint of design paper here, just some embossing and lots of Sizzix die cuts, along with one of the sweet Tildas from the latest collection and a Flora Doodles bloom. I think I'll be making one or two more of these large cards in a similar design as I'm sure older people will probably appreciate the more CAS layout..... not everyone 'gets' what we do right? LOL!

I'm entering the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Make A Christmas Card

Cute Card Thursday - Floral Frenzy

Tuesday Throwdown - CAS

Tuesday Taggers - Deck The Halls

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Tuesday 7 December 2010

And The Winner Is......

Random Generator 1 - 25 chose number 20!!!!

Which is.........

Julie from Julie's Inkspot!

Well done to you hun and thank you for all your lovely comments ;o)

Please email your addy to me and I'll get your prize posted...... I added one or two more goodies to the mix, smile! You can get my email addy from my profile ;o)

Once again, a huge thank you to everyone else who has stopped by to leave a comment on my blog lately. I've really enjoyed giving this candy away to show my appreciation and will be doing another one in the New Year!

Big hugs, Tara xxx

Sunday 5 December 2010

A Thank You Christmas Candy For Recent Commenters.......

Good morning folks!

Life has been so hectic for me lately that I have had very little time for blogging..... so I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the lovely people who stop by to leave me such wonderful comments!

I've put together this little Christmas candy and have listed below all the people who have left comments on my last four creations..... these are folk who have stopped by just because they wanted to and not because I have entered a particular challenge ;o)

The candy consists of some Magnolia images, Basic Grey's Jovial 6x6 pad and Kay&Co's Christmas Designer Mat Pad.

I will pick a winner at random tomorrow evening from the 25 friends below:

1. Sue - Scoopy's Stuff

2. Caroline - Mad Moooo's Mayhem

3. Juls - The Glitter Chick

4. Mustavcoffee - Crafty Musings

5. Kelly - Crafting Creatively

6. Riet - Riet's Blog

7. Debby - A Scrapjourney

8. Claire - CraftyC's Crafting Library

9. Karen - Karen

10. Stella - Rosie Posy Crafts

11. Lorraine - Coldwaters 2

12. Maria - Maria's Studio

13. Heather - Rica's Haven

14. Fiona - Lil Daffodil

15. Annika - Another Messy Crafter

16. Danielle - Paper Inspirations By Danielle

17. Di - Dizzy Dan Designs

18. Elaine - Quixotic Cards

19.Squirrel - Squirrel's World

20. Julie - Julie's Inkspot

21. Trish - Trish's Art

22. Julie - Rainbow Days

23.Ali - Crafty Dragons

24.Tracy - Craft Addicts

25. Jolanda - Jolanda's Crafty Corner

Have a great day and good luck ;o)

Hugs Tara xxx